The International Monetary Fund's Influence on Trade Policy: A Legal Critique

The International Monetary Fund's Influence on Trade Policies of Low-income Countries:A Valid Undertaking?

Raymond Saner & Ricardo Guilherme; Journal of World Trade 41(5): 931±981, 2007; # 2007 Kluwer Law International. Printed in The Netherlands.

This article explores the involvement of the IMF in influencing the setting of trade policy and tariff regimes of low-income countries, in the specific context of the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) initiative and the related PRGF (Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility) lending mechanism.

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IMF Conditionalities For The Least Developed Countries
Raymond Saner & Ricardo Guilherme; G-24 Policy Brief No. 19, 2014

This policy brief argues that, all too often, the Fund’s use of “conditionalities” for lending has stepped beyond its core legal mandate, particularly causing harm to the least developed countries’ economic development, for example by dictating their trade policies.

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